PROVERBS are mere pin-points of a mass of communal wisdom and experience. A collection of proverbs is therefore meaningless unless to each saying there is added an account of the traditions and situations that give rise to it.
Jabo Proverbs from Liberia:
Maxims in the Life of a Native Tribe. By George Herzog., with the assistance of Charles G. Blooah. (Published for the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures.) Pp. xiv + 272. (London: Oxford University Press, 1936.) 10s. 6d. net.